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. >> as you reported on, joe biden could not be a better emissary on this issue, both for the reasons you pointed out, and also he knows personal tragedy and knows it well. so when he speaks about this issue, too, it comes from a personal place. and i think the president is smart in what he is doing here politically, as well. he knows that assault weapons ban, the ban on extended magazines, universal background checks. those are things that a republican congress is not just going to come out and support. he has to remind american people of how important this is. he has to get the american people behind him, and ultimately even if it takes a turnover in the house in 2014, which is something i think we personally could see. even if that is the end game having the american people behind him is ultimately the only way that anything real is going to happen here. >> richard wolff, a word on joe biden today. i was struck watching him lead the way into this subject. that i really cannot think of a more effective, more valuable vice president that we have had. unless you are a big fan of torture a
it long term. >> one other thing about the nra, wayne lapierre said in part, barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies want to bully you, strip you of your second amendment freedoms. i warned you that day is coming, now it's here. then a call for greater membership, which is exactly what's happening. nia malika, the battle is now joined, not a battle either side wanted to engage in during the presidential campaign. we just went through a two-year campaign, where except for one question in one debate, there was no talk about gun violence or any kind of legislation on guns. >> that's right. because for years we have seen republicans and democrats who were afraid of the nra. that changed on that awful day in sandy hook when 26 people were slaughtered, and so we'll have to see going forward if anything else changes in terms of legislation. >> thank you, both, nia malika henderson from "the washington post" and chuck that todd. joining me now, joe scarborough, host of msnbc's "morning joe." in looking what the president has done and the nra did to tee it up, where are the sides and
minute now to talk about the sweeping gun control advice that he's gotten from vice president joe biden's task force, what it means for the country and legislatively moving forward is anybody's guess, but we'll know in a couple of minutes. joining me in studio, alex wagner, host of msnbc's "now" and steve kornacki. what are you anticipating the president's going to come out with? we keep hearing big, keep hearing bold. >> it's bold in the context it's been two decades since any movement in gun control, the brady bill, five-day waiting period in '93, then you have to go back to 1968 for anything before that. >> guys, let's go ahead. there's vice president joe biden. let's listen to him. >> innocents that were murdered 33 days ago. our heart goes out to you. and you show incredible courage, incredible courage being here, and the president and i are going to do everything in our power to honor the memory of your children and your wives with the work we take up here today. it's been 33 days since the nation's heart was broken by the horrific, senseless violence that took place at sandy hook
of the century. the e-mail says, "barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies in congress only want to blame you, bully you, vilify you and strip you of your second amendment freedoms." are they trying to scare gun owners? >> we're not trying to scare them. we're not saying your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> reporter: joe scarborough of "morning joe" had an a-rating from the nra when he was in congress. >> the more the nra speaks out after the slaughter of these 20 first graders, the worse they make it for their side. >> reporter: so far, a majority of the house still has a-ratings for their votes from the gun lobby. >> it has clout, because it had members in every state and almost every congressional district and because it's built up a reputation of effectiveness. >> reporter: the question now is whether that will change after the massacre at sandy hook elementary. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there is breaking news in the air tonight. and it's bad news for boeing. after a slew of problems, the faa has ordered all the new 787 dreaml
, and the deadline is approaching for vice president joe biden to representative his recommendations to the president which should happen tuesday. cnn's candy crowley is taking up the debate in today's "state of the union" and candy, i understand that you have a pretty outspoken guest on the show. >> well, a couple of them. david keene who is the president of the national rifle association and also we will talk to the new senator from connecticut chris murphy and i spoke to him a month ago up there on the scene at newtown, and then we want to try to take a look of this from a bipartisan approach if that is possible. there is a new group forming with senator joe manchin who is a democrat from west virginia and jon huntsman who was a presidential candidate a moderate who is trying to form this group to form bipartisanship, and is that possible anymore? we want to look at gun debate through the prism of bipartisanship and is that at all possible? >> do you believe they will come to some type of agreement here, because certainly a lot of issues on the table? >> yes. i think that there are a lot of issues
month, vice president joe biden and his task force is met with 229 groups from around the country. biden's task force provided a road map for the long drive ahead. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil. if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try it. and i'm going to do my part. >> the president very compelling. he's willing to spend political capital in order to get something done. specific legislative proposals include a system of universal background checks, renewing the assault weapons ban from the clinton era, limiting high capacity magazines to ten bullets, providing more resources to states in reporting criminals and the mentally ill. out lawing armor-piercing bullets and funding, more funding, for police officers around the country. the president also signed 23 executive actions, most of them reinforcing laws already on the books. some actions are
of those might come up this week when joe biden unveils the recommendations that his group is making. jim, good morning. caller: i have been listening to the commentary about violent video games. i guess it is cause and effect, caused being behind the violent action, the violent media. i do not simply agree with that. i think that the biggest issue is mental illness. really, the media in this instance is being used as a scapegoat. host: so, what needs to be done? put more money into the mental health system? caller: i would recommend that, but in a targeted way. as you probably know, the fbi has a national fingerprinting database that could exist for people with mental illnesses. the real issue is the accountability for those the purchase weapons. not only the accountability of the owner, but those who may steal them. bob host: this commentary comes from examiner -- steal them. host: this commentary comes from examiner.com. host: so, we are getting your thoughts this morning. what are the other articles this morning in the arts section of "the new york times"? this is the front page. the
president joe biden. again you can see the president's remarks here on c-span starting at 11:55 eastern. following that announcement we'll open our phone lines to get rea. gun violence will be the topic of a meeting this afternoon hosted by the staring meet. newtown connecticut school superintendent is among those who will speak along with the philadelphia mayor and natalie who is the son of gabe zimmerman who died in the 2011 two don, arizona shooting. house minority leader nancy pelosi is also scheduled to attend. that will be live this afternoon starting at 2:00 eastern here on c-span. on this morning's "washington journal," we were joined by house judiciary committee chair, bob goodlatte, who discussed the debate over guns laws. host: welcome back to the table, bob goodlatte, chairman of the house judiciary committee committee. thank you very much for talking to our viewers this morning. guest: thank you. good to be with you and the viewers. host: the president will speak at 11:45 and put forward what he would like to see happen on gun control. what are your thoughts? guest: first o
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bill. we are so lucky to have barack obama and joe biden now. i think this was masterful. they hit all of the problem areas. i think it's a great start. you know, i'm disappointed in the news coverage. obama talked about the assault rifles and i wasn't sure if he was saying he thought they just should be outlawed outright. i got that from him. and what they would do about ones that were already out there. do you know anything about that? >> bill: well, there would be a ban on the sale of assault weapons going forward but there is no word about what to do about the -- i think i've seen maybe 20 million 40 million that are already out there in circulation or in the hands of gun owners. >> caller: oh, man. >> bill: that's a real, real problem. >> caller: that's -- >> bill: that's why i think we need a buyback provision like they did in australia. >> caller: buyback and if someone did want to have them, they could at least -- i think they should have to have insurance, too. handguns and everything. it costs $300 billion a year in medical costs for gun shot wounds in this country. >> bill:
close look at it as is joe biden who is expected to come out with some recommendations in the next 24 hours. >> reporter: over 30,000 gun deaths in the u.s. every year, the challenge, gun control. >> i lost my husband right before christmas. >> reporter: if anyone knows the pain of losing someone to gun violence, it is new york congresswoman carol mccarthy. her husband was dilled in a mass shooting on the long island railroad. after years of trying to pass gun laws on capitol hill--all the time it was difficult because there's so much anger, why are we allowing this to continue to happen. >> on day one of the new congress, mccarthy and other lawmakers introduced or reintroduced -- several senate bills are on the way but all are far from a gun deal. in his first term, president obama passed no laws permitting gun use. even before he's sworn in again, he's expected to review proposals from his new gun task force. >> this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> the white house is focused on a white ranging plan involving more than just firearms
it through congress. the n.r.a. is standing by over concerns of a meeting with vice-president joe biden saying the obama administration needs to stop focusing solely on guns and gun owners. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically, that t they would have addressed what will we do in the future. what will we do about a broken mental health system that allows people potentially violent to be on the streets? >> and a liberal think tank weighing in for the first time shall the center for american progress announcing it's joining a full scale campaign to push for more gun control laws. >> the organizations will be working to work in the states, and ensure at that we have the voice and really have the american people and really gun owners who listen to the proposals, their voices at the table as well. >> harris: all of this in the wake of a week long series of meetings hosted by the vice-president as he puts together a plan to curb violence, he says. we expect that plan to be officially presented to the white house on tuesday. our peter doocy with the news live for us in washing
and make sure those decisions are acted on. >> you wrote a letter to vice president joe biden and you said while connecticut may have some of the strongest gun control laws in the country, it is not enough. that gun control has to be addressed nationally. what specific points would you like to see included in federal gun legislation? >> well, it is pretty straightforward. number one, nobody should be able to buy a gun in the country without a background check. it is computerized. i can't get on an airplane or you can't get on an airplane without somebody checking to see if we're on a list to see if we should be on there. why should somebody be able to buy a potentially destructive instrument such as a gun, without a background check. and that includes, we have to be very clear, closing all loopholes. this loophole is what leads to guns coming to connecticut cities from gun shows in florida and virginia and elsewhere, where there is no background check. you can't do that in the state of connecticut. it shouldn't be allowed. and then of course -- >> but the problem with the nra, sorry, go ah
in generations. the president was joined midday at the white house by vice president joe biden and some of the families of those 20 children and six staff members who were massacred at sandy hook elementary school. and he insisted that their loss will not go unheeded for a misguided notion of freedom. >> along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same. when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> backed by children who wrote moving letters to him urging action after the newtown tragedy, the president signed 23 executive actions including steps to strengthen the existing background check system as well as proposals to improve mental health and school safety programs. he also called on congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. and make no mistake, the president knows this will not be easy. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical assault on liberty. the only way we will be able to chang
election, for example, i think the most racially divisive comment of the entire election was joe biden's comment where he said if the republicans win, they are, quote, going to put y'all back in chains. that made my heart weep to see a sitting vice president playing to racial fears and playing on those issues. i think that's unfortunate. i don't think it has any place in politics. >> chuck hagel, you were very tepid on "meet the press" a couple of weeks ago. >> i was. >> now you've met with him, you're more comfortable, you'll support him? >> i am. >> what changed? >> i said on your show that i had real concerns. i spent 90 minutes with him. i asked him very specific questions on the things that troubled me. his answers were forth right. and they were answers that alayed my concerns. should we keep every option on the table to prevent a nuclear iran? yes. i went further. i said, do you think we can tolerate a nuclear iran? he said no. and i said to him, well, then, if we had to use military as the only choice, would you? he said yes. second, i asked him hezbollah and hamas, should they
president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil their plan to fight gun violence. here's what we're expecting them to say -- according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines, purr for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be s
. >>> the debate over gun control is set to intensify this week. vice president joe biden is set to deliver a list of come from hencie i comprehensive proposals to the president tomorrow. yesterday the president of the national rifle association said such a ban would not make it through congress. >> we put the brakes on anything that simply takes away a person's second amendment right for no good reason. >> do you think you have enough support on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing. >> i think right now we do. when a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> how about a clip? >> i think -- >> some kind of restriction on clips. >> i don't think ultimately they'll get that either. >> even some democrats in congress like joe manchin are acknowledging an assault weapons ban would have a hard time passing. >> assault weapons alone, on just guns alone, will not in
just said. remember, when president obama asked joe biden to head up this effort looking at potential reform, remember, he initially said the effort was supposed to produce recommendations by the end of january. and so it was big news last week when we heard that vice president biden was actually planning to report to the president early. he wasn't waiting until the end of january. he was going to report in mid-january. he was planning on reporting hi recommendations by tomorrow, by tuesday. but then today at this press conference, we learned that actually, the vice president has already made his report to the president today. the vice president pushing up the time frame yet again. and president obama saying today that he will make further remarks later this week telling us what is going to happen next, given those recommendations. this is faster than the president even said it was going to happen. and he initially said it was going to happen fast. speed it turns out is central to the strategy. and that is turning out to be true both in washington and in the states that are moving ahe
, a task force headed by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on a salt style weapons. they are urging retailers to take the weapons off the shelves. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sails of modern assault style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> president obama made clear he's ready for a fight over the response to gun violence. >>> a somber day for those marking the one year anniversary for the costa concordia tragedy. the crew that died were remembered during a mass today. the ship is still partially submerged in the harbor there. the captain could still face charges there. >>> a ban on american adoptions will not go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. hundreds of russians protests the ban in moscow believing the government passed it as backlash for a u.s. law that targets human rights violations in russia. the decision to delay the ban means 46 adoptions now in the process should go through. >>> the hobby lobby chai
will outline his plan. he'll be joined by vice president joe biden as well as children who wrote him letters after the newtown shootings. >>> here to tell us if any of the president's proposals has a chance of passing the republican controlled house of representatives is democratic congresswoman rose a a delara. welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you so much, governor. it's wonderful to be with all of you tonight. >> jennifer: glad to have you there. i know there is a lot going on right now but first let me start by talking about the gun safety proposals. what ones do you expect the president to announce tomorrow? >> well, i am hopeful that what those recommendation also include is, one the ban on assault weapons and also the ban on the high capacity magazines, the feeding devices. third i would like to see that we close the loopholes on the background checks. i would like very much to see as part of this effort, and i don't know what it will be about is everyone has talked about mental health services. does that mean we're going to look at increased resources for mental health services
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
tennessee. good afternoon, let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden for his dedication to this issue and for bringing so many voices to the table. while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge we have to protect our children from harm and it should not be a--over the months since the tragedy in newtown we heard from so many people and not of them have been more effective than those gorgeous children that were lost. their teachers or also lost. we are grateful for all of you take your time out and to recognize that we honor their memory carr. we also heard from some unexpected people. i started to get a lot of letters from children and for them are here today. they are pretty it representatives of some of the messages that i receive. these are some very smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hanna which is a third grader. can you go ahead and wait. >> sarod, ico terrible for the parents lost their children. i love my country and i want everyone to be happy and safe. granted, where abraham. he stated that is to be some changes and that we should learn
point" at 7:00 eastern time. >> and one many onth to the day since at sault, joe biden will meet with representatives to gather policy proposals on gun violence. the vice president's final recommendations are expected to be announced on tuesday. >>> also in the house of representatives debate begins today on two bills address superstorm sandy relief. congress passed $9 billion in aid last week. the states and president are asking for another $50 billion. one of the house plans, however, calls for just $17 billion in what it calls emergency aid. >>> the week getting off to a really soggy start in some parts of the country. heavy rain and flooding wash out roads in parts of west tennessee. public schools and three counties are closed today because buses couldn't get to the students. and the national weather service saying an ef-tornado hit near paducah, kentucky, on saturday. it destroyed one church and blew the steeple off another. we want to check in with alexandra steel. >> good morning you to guys. here it is. here's the cold front. along it is all the rain. you saw that floodi
the gun issue at 12:30 eastern when vice president joe biden speaks at the annual winter meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. the event happening one day after the white house announced its plan for reducing gun violence. a plan endorsed by philadelphia mayor michael nutter, who currently serves as president of the conference. the vice president speaking at 12:30 eastern, live on c-span. and at 6:30, pbs host tavis smiley, holds his annual forum focusing on poverty in america. former g.o.p. presidential candidate and speaker of the house, newt gingrich, and ohio representative, marshall fudge, are among the several panelists who will examine the issue and possible solutions. the discussion's entitled a vision for america, future without poverty. tomorrow night a look back at inaugurations from the past from harry truman's 1949 inaugural to president george w. bush swearing-in and speech from 2001. we'll see and hear presidents of the past 60 years on the day they officially took office. our coverage features universal news reels, footage from the senate recording studio, and presiden
>>> tomorrow night on the heels of the one-month anniversary of the massacre at sandy hook, joe biden hands his recommendations on gun violence, i'll host a live one-hour special. "guns in america." i'll be talking to people on both sides, including maryland attorney general beau biden who says military style assault weapons have no place on the streets, his own brother is a casualty of gun violence that says that the victims in newtown are being used by propaganda. the families of the victims of the aurora movie theater massacre. be part of a live audience in my new york city studio. go to my website for details. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. >>> piers, thanks. good evening, it's 10:00 in newtown, connecticut. one month ago, tragedy touched down in his idyllic town, forever changing the lives of so many people here. one month later, the crowds, reporters, and law enforcement personnel are gone, but the pain for many families here remain. for the first time in the town hall behind me, family members of 11 victims of the tragedy had a conversation, about health,
that they can guy has only gotten more intense. vice president joe biden on tuesday will present the president with his task force's recommendation for reducing gun violence. mental health, violent video games and school safety have all been a part of his agenda. he even met with the n.r.a. but the group said it was, quote, disappointed in their discussion. that discussion is stirring passion from dinner tables to talk shows nationwide in ways we haven't seen in a very long time. here's our own piers morgan with a radio host who started a petition to get piers deported over support for gun control. >> the tyrants did it. hitler took the guns. stalin took the guns. castro took the guns. chavez took the guns. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. doesn't matter how many lemmings are out there begging for them to have their guns taken. we will not relinquish them. that's why you're going to fail and the establishment knows no much how much problem gan da, the republic will rise again. my family was at the core on both sides starting the santa ana because santa ana came to take
that are hard because they're the right things to do. >> the president will be joined by vice president joe biden who presented his task force recommendations monday. also joining the president tomorrow will be children who wrote letters to the white house after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school just over a month ago. and this pivotal moment comes as more americans are calling for stricter gun laws. a new "washington post" post shows 52% of people believe the shooting at sandy hook has made them more supportive of gun control. the latest pew survey shows big support for universal background checks and preventing gun sales to the mentally ill. broad backing for a federal gun database and the banning of semiautomatic weapons. so why is it that even the suggestion of such measures is provoking such fear and trembling from conservative quarters? possible executive action such as limiting gun imports, sharing mental health records, and, heaven forbid, researching the public health impact of guns have led this congressman, steve stockman, of texas to threat be impeachment if the
of counterterrorism action, all of those things joe biden talked about a long time ago. i think that's all we'll have there in the future. >> senator corker, are you comfortable with that? >> well, i think the decision about the number of troops we have on the ground after 2014 is something that ought to be weighed as we move along. i realize we're going to be moving down to about 30,000 troops. i'm relatively comfortable with that, but i think as far as what we -- the contingent we have after 2014, i would wait and i don't know of any reason why we would make that decision today. it seems that we'd want to see what the state of afghanistan is. we'd want to see what's happening in the electoral process. all of those things are obviously big factors. my sense is there's no reason to decide whether 6,000, 9,000, 15,000 troops until we get to that point. >> but, senator reed, how about by the spring. to simply training and support by the spring? last month's pentagon report said 1 of 23 afghan battalions is capable of operating on its own. >> i was down in the patyka province, and essentially 87% of the
joe biden is set to send president obama a list of sweeping recommendations to help stop gun violence. the vice president is expected to present a plan that includes a ban on assault weapons. however, the nra says it does have enough votes in congress to block a new assault weapons ban. similar ban from '94 to 2004 was allowed to expire because democrats, after they passed it the first time around, lost a lot of seats in congress and said we're not going to touch this again and people don't want to mess with it because of the perceived power of the nra. that's how powerful the nra is to say it ain't going to pass this time. >> if you look at some of the studies that have been done, really that ban saved lives. if you look at some of the studies. >> i've heard a lot of mixed debate how impactful it was. the crime didn't decrease. it didn't really increase when it expired. >> but there was some new studies out. i think it did certainly make a difference. depending on what you believe. >> we'll see. mixed opinion on that one. >>> the president's choice as the next defense secretary begin
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in newtown, connecticut. but vice president joe biden is expected to deliver his recommendations to the president tomorrow is holding one last meeting today with a dozen house democrats. as the gun control discussion takes center stage on capitol hill, the white house is already saying it will put its full force behind those proposals including what could be the toughest fight, the call to revibe the assault weapons ban. >> assault weapon ban is a tough one because it's hard to define what assault weapon is. and if we're just defining it by what it looks like, that doesn't do much for me. >> you think you have enough on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing. >> i think right now we do. when the president takes all the powers off, willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions -- you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> instead of dividing ourselves as a country along partisan lines let's come back to
. president obama will receive the task forced man by joe biden, the recommendations there. interestingly, he didn't want to go too far in specifics today, i think wanting to wait, see the proposal and what he can get down and sounded a note that he understood he probably would n't get everything he wanted. >> thanks for that, chris. we hope -- >> thank you. >> -- to see you tomorrow. starting the week. my colleague tamron hall has a look at what's next. >> great to see you. next hour, new reaction after president obama addresses two urgent issues in the last news conference of his first term. on the debt feeling, the president telling the congress the united states is not a deadbeat nation that doesn't pay the bills and on gun control legislation, the president urging congress to examine their own conscience and put politics aside. representatives jackie spear and adam schiff will join us and look at the battles ahead coming up in three. [ heart beating, monitor beeping ] woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water c
states is somehow the equivalent of hitler for asking joe biden to lead a task force on gun violence. this was a recently constructed home page on the drudge report, which was vocalized vaingloriously by this gentleman. >> hitler took the guns. stalin took the guns. mao took the guns. fidel castro took the guns. i'm here to tell you 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. >> unfortunately, messrs. lapierre and jones are being historically inaccurate. the suggestion that hitler promoted gun control is actually pretty wide of the mark. in fact, gun control was forcibly imposed upon germany following the treaty of versailles after the first world war. in 1919 the reichstag inacted regulations that asserted that all firearms as well as all kinds of fire ammunition are to be surrendered immediately. thereafter the german government began to liberalize these laws. in 1928 the law explicitly revervoked the 1919 law. and then in 1938 hitler and the nazis produced new law that is really loosened the regulation. the weapons law of march 18, 1938, completely deregulated the ac
-mailing support, to upgrade their membership to prepare for, quote, the fight of the century. barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies in it congress only want to blame you, vilify you, bully you and strip you of your second amendment freedoms. nra president david keen made these slippery slope argument that has become all too familiar from them. this morning on the "today" show. >> you get into the sort of bidding match. they say we shouldn't have a 30-round magazine or 20-round. the president says let's have a ten. the governor of new york says well, i can top that, we'll have a seven-round magazine. >> but did the nra go too far by invoking president obama's daughters, even before he spoke in a video attack? keene defended the decision this morning with savannah. >> it wasn't about the president's daughters. what it is about is the fact that -- >> the ad does mention the president's daughters. >> it's how to keep children safe. >> finally, as we gear up for the president's second inaugustration, are we better off than we were four years ago? the answer depends on the statistics you p
an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: vice president joe biden met with several stake holders in the gun debate last week. he's expected to make recommendations to the president on how to reduce gun violence by tuesday. in the meantime, one senator is calling on stores that sell firearms to take the first step. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers, like wal- mart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault- style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> reporter: but while solutions are discussed in washington, the police investigation into the tragedy at sandy hook has not been concluded and newtown is still grieving. >> this is going to take a long time, even after that report comes out for this community to recover. >> reporter: april williams, ktvu channel 2news. >>> the mayor of a massachusetts town is launching a buyback, not of guns, but of violent video games. >> we know that if they were to take away all these things, it would still be bad people doing bad things. but in our small
the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: today, vice president joe biden meeting with president obama to present to him the recommendations out of his task force. he's been hard at it for the last month in the wake of the newtown, connecticut. to come up with recommendations for the congress. and according to some lawmakers 19 steps that the vice president feels the president himself can take without needing congressional authority on the issue of gun violence. this time it looks like it's just not going to go away. there will be some action. randi weingarten is very much part of that conversation. representing america's teachers as president of the american federation of teachers. before we go to the phones, randi, peter you've been following social media comments. >> we're tweeting at bpshow. rd copeland says barack obama was right. the money drives the nra. it is why nra want more guns in schools and not less. profits above all. even kids' safety. karen, short and to the point says nra sells guns from fear. they will never be sensible. we're tweeting at
of the mentally ill and banning assault weapons. president obama has in hand to the recommendations from joe biden on gun-control and will push for action. the front page of the washington journal says president obama escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with t
of friends. they do trust each other. mitch mcconnell knows if joe biden gives him his word, it is good. we need more of that in washington, not less. >> let me ask you, since i have you, something else the president mentioned, asked, of course, about gun violence in this country. here we are, one month since the horrendous shootings in newtown, connecticut. and we now know that he has the vice president's proposals on his desk. what should we be hearing about the proposals, john? >> this is going to be a fascinating test of the president, brooke. what he wants to do and how much he's willing to spend of his own political capital to get it in the second term. because what he wants to do is big things. immigration reform, a fight with the republican base. gun control, that means a fight with the republican base. this debt ceiling and the other spending and tax issues, that means a fight with the republican base. if you thought the election was going to bring kumbaya to washington, today's press conference told you you're wrong. the president was fascinating. he made crystal clear an assault
. president obama is reviewing recommendations from vice president joe biden about new gun policy legislation. reportedly, the president is considering 19 steps that could be taken through executive action without having to go through congress. >>> we're gonna find up what facebook's big secret is. the menlo park-based social network is making an announcement at 10:00 this morning. last week, facebook issues an invitation. it includes "come and see what we're building." >>> and firefighters are putting out hot spots at an early-morning pier fire in crockett. investigators say it's suspicious. alex savidge was the first reporter there. he's back there. >> reporter: form, dave. arson investigators will be -- gear, dave. arson investigators will be -- good morning, dave. arson investigators will be continuing to investigate. they have a witness say they saw a small warming fire. they believe it may have been used possibly by fishermen and it's possible that fire grew out of hand. you can see five hours after this fire started we're still seeing this pier smoldering and from time to time we're se
begin my thanking our vice president joe biden for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a devisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we are grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today, grant fritz, julia stokes, hina zeha. and taja good. they are pretty representative of some of the messages that i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hina, a third grader. you can go ahead and wave, hina, that's you. she wrote, i feel terrible for the parents who los
officials carrying guns. >>> on that topic, vice president joe biden met with house members and cabinet officials today. preparing to give the president his task force's recommendations on how to reduce gun violence. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian join us live now. dan. >> and the vice president ao met with the president today. they went other some proposals. the president saying that later in the week, he'll be outlining some specifics about watt administration needs to do. there will be no doubt, some resistance to what the president will be offering. but the president says that he is not worried about the politics. president obama says he's already reviewing the vice president's recommendations aimed at tackling gun violence. while some may require congressional approval. >> how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals. and how we track that more effectively. there may be some steps that we can take administratively as opposed to through legislation. >> reporter: strong resistance to executive orders from some gun right advocates wh
spooked by something that happened 20 years ago. don't forget, joe biden who was running this was in the middle of that fight, then, too as a senator. so democrats are completely spooked by the gun issue. that's not going to change. what they have to be convinced of is that public opinion has shifted because of newtown and that there are some of these fights, not all of them, some of these fights that they can win. i mean, republicans are worried if they vote for some of these issues, they are going to be primaried by more conservative republicans. democrats understand that this may be an opportunity. >> gloria borger, thanks so much for that. >> sure. >>> you're about to hear oprah winfrey's reaction to lance armstrong's admission that he's a cheater. >>> later, does another member of the clinton family have political ambitions? [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can
vice president, joe biden, for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we're grateful for all of you taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. we also heard from unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. graham, julia, kenny and taja. they're pretty represented of some of the messages that i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. henna, a third grader. you can go ahead and wave, henna. that's you. henna wrote, i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. i love my country, and i want
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